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The Northern Virginia Section is one of nine subdivisions of the APA Virginia Chapter. This section is an active group of approximately 580 professional planners who either live or work in Northern Virginia. Our members have careers in the public sector and in private practices. Several members are also students or professors at Virginia Tech’s Northern Virginia Center, Urban Affairs and Planning Program. Northern Virginia Section has a vast array of skillsets and specializations. This diverse collection of professionals and students can take advantage of the several events and networking opportunities provided by this section. Northern Virginia Section draws together all of these members to provide training, foster relationships and raise the stature of planning as a profession and practice in our localities.

 

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SECTION DIRECTOR(S)

Ben Wales
703-456-8609
bwales@cooley.com

Lee Farmer
703-746-4146
lee.farmer@alexandriava.gov

Shannon L. Roberts
202-973-8548
shannon.roberts@jacobs.com

Section News & Events

There are several positive changes coming to the Northern Virginia Section. The Section Director and VP of Sections will begin a process to develop new services for its members. This work will include efforts to improve outreach, branding, events and activities, and our mission. If you have ideas for how to improve these services or expand new programs, please contact your section director at novadirector@apavirginia.org, or the VP of Sections at vpsections@apavirginia.org.

Section Details

The Northern Virginia Section includes 20 localities, including counties, cities and towns. The region is part of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.  In terms of landmass, this section is relatively small, spanning 1,336 square miles.  While this section is the smallest section, by landmass, out of the nine established by APA Virginia, it has the largest population of 2,216,350 people who call this area home. .

LOCALITIES IN THE THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA SECTION

There are 20 local jurisdictions in the Northern Virginia Section, including 4 counties, 4 cities and 12 incorporated towns, along with 2 regional governments. Those government websites are included below.

Counties

Cities

Loudon
Fairfax
Prince William
Arlington

Alexandria
Falls Church
Manassas
Fairfax

Incorporated Towns

Vienna
Lovettsville
Hillsboro
Hamilton
Purcellville
Leesburg
Round Hill
Middleburg
Herndon
Clifton
Occoquan
Haymarket

Planning District Commissions

PDC 8 – Northern Virginia Regional Commission

Metropolitan Planning Organizations

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments